Aardman Animations set up the £75,000 campaign on Kickstarter to help fund 12 new one-minute episodes. Morph was one of the first characters created by the company and previously appeared in children’s art shows Take Hart and Hartbeat.
Aardman co-founder Peter Lord said he was “humbled” and “terribly grateful” to all of their new backers. The campaign reached its 22 days ahead of schedule after 1,690 fans pledged amounts ranging from £1 to £5,000 in support.
Lord added: “I had no sense that it might run this fast. There’s a lot of affection out there, from a lot of people over a lot of years, because he’s been going a long time”.
Aardman hopes to start production on the new episodes in January. The Kickstarter project will remain open for the full 30-day funding period until 28 November for further pledges.
Those who contribute are eligible to receive rewards including a DVD of all the episodes made and a box of clay from Aardman’s model making department.
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